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this is a fox news alert and i'm bret baier in washington. the u.s. is sending reinforcement to the waters of north africa to fight the houthis in rebel. the move comes as iran is cooperative in the nuclear negotiations with the west. correspondent kevin corke is at the white house tonight. >> reporter: the defense department confirms the uss roosevelt is spanning the red sea and gulf of aden and into the arabian sea to intercept any ships that may be carrying weapons to assist the houthi rebels. tehran's support of the
insurgence comes as the arms talk continue and the p5+1 coalition and anti-american rhetoric from tehran. >> translator: americans europeans and some apple polishes fabricated the myth of nuclear weapons to say that the islamic was a threat. no. the threat is america itself. >> reporter: meanwhile, at the white house, president obama welcomed to the oval office the crowned prince of the united arab emirates as concerns grow about tehran's role of instability and nuclear capability. >> the crowned prince of the uae does have concerns about the ability of iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. that's why we are going to prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> there is no stipulation that this aggression be halted, where at the start of the agreement or with the lifting of sanctions.
>> reporter: the linchpin could be at built of the u.s. to snap back the sanctions against the regime. >> our main concern here is making sure that if iran doesn't abide by its agreement, that we don't have to jump through a whole bunch of hoops in order to reinstate sanctions. >> reporter: a complication the president admitted has yet to be fully worked out by the talks and uncertainty that had capitol hill spoiling for a fight. >> i think barack obama is deteriorating before our eyes. i don't think there's a snowball's chance in hell that it's going to be approved the way it is set up. >> also, charged with espionage by the iranian government for collaborating with hostile governments because he's written pretty tough articles about the ongoing economic crisis in tehran. press secretary josh earnest did say today in the briefing that the white house has called for his release but he stopped short
of suggesting that the administration would make that a condition. bret? >> kevin, thank you. just one week into her official campaign and hillary clinton and her campaign are now trying to deal with a bubbling scandal. one detail in a new book. tonight, new accusations that then secretary of state clinton engaged in quid pro- quo behavior in return for speaking fees for her former president husband from foreign sources. we have fox team coverage of the 2016 race this evening. mike emanuel and brit hume with what we learned and what we didn't but we begin with ed henry where hillary clinton is still not facing reporters on the couldn'tntroversial issues. good evening ed.
>> reporter: good evening bret. bill and hillary have returned here to new hampshire and so it began today. hillary clinton launched week two of her president sham campaign with her first official stop in the friendly confines of new hampshire. hoping to stick to her middle-class message just as details liked from a new beak leaking more questions about whether she and former president bill clinton have enriched themselves with the help of foreign governments. >> those issues are, in my view, distractions from what this campaign should be about. >> reporter: the new book by arthur peter schweizer, "clinton cash" is due out may 5th. as well as to the former president personally through speaking fees and the book goes a major step further by alleging that as secretary of state hillary clinton took official
actions to benefit donors. >> we're back into the political season and, therefore we will be subjected to all kinds of distraction and attacks and i'm ready for that. i know that that comes, unfortunately, with the territory. >> reporter: meanwhile, at the white house, josh earnest was pressed about whether he can confirm or deny there's any ethical violations. >> i think there's been a lot of accusations made about this but not a lot of evidence. >> reporter: this is not the first time that the clintons have sought comfort from new hampshire after losing the iowa caucuses in 2008, hillary attacked false hopes being pushed by then president obama. >> i don't want to see us fall backwards. >> reporter: bill clinton bit his lip and declared himself a comeback kid in 1982 after a series of personal scandals and this time a key clinton backer in new hampshire claims there
are controversies including her e-mail troubles, are just inside baseball. >> i think the republicans are going to be throwing everything they can at hillary clinton. they think she's going to win the nomination. so this is going to be a year and a half of constant attacks on hillary clinton. it doesn't matter what the issue is. >> reporter: note that neither josh earnest or secretary clinton directly refuted any allegations in the book. i spoke to a senior cam pan adviser to clinton that told me once this book comes out they are promising to fight fire with fire. bret? >> ed henry live in new hampshire, thank you. please join me friday at 10:00 p.m. eastern for more on the tangled clinton web. we will talk about what hillary said, dead broke, and it's at 10:00 p.m. eastern time.
most of the huge republican field or field-to-be trolled for votes and momentum last weekend in new hampshire. senior political correspondent mike emanuel tells us what happened. >> reporter: at the first in the nation summit in new hampshire, 21 presidential hopefuls made their pitch to state voters. scott walker made the case that he appeals to enough republicans to win. >> that means tea party to establishment from social conservatives to libertarian what people want more of is they don't want a fighter. they want somebody who fights and wins. >> reporter: a crowded gop field will require the candidates to find a way to stand out yet so far their sharpest jabs are against the democrat candidate and her campaign rollout. >> i'm starting to worry that when hillary clinton travels there are going to be two planes one for her enfortourage
and one for her baggage. >> how does she get away with this? i don't know. >> reporter: as with the early stage a new cnn/orc international poll shows bush with a five-point lead over walker. on cbs yesterday, rubio said he didn't believe being gay was a choice and defended traditional marriage. >> first off, it's not that i'm against gay marriage. i believe in the institution of a marriage should be between one man and a woman. states have always regulated marriage. if a state should have a different petition, we should have a political debate. i don't think courts should be making that decision and i don't believe same-sex marriage is a constitutional right. >> reporter: chris christie is expected to make a major push to win new hampshire. christie pushed means testing and boosting retirement age on entitlements clearly hoping that
being blunt with voters will earn their respect. >> i'm telling you politician also say they can make that promise without making any changes and either they are going to increase taxes that will break the backs of the middle class in this country or they are lying to you. one or the other. because the math doesn't work. >> reporter: and there are signs that the gop field will get more crowded with ohio governor john kasich inches closer. he filed for a 527 political committee to help with fundraising ands considers a run. bret? >> mike, thank you. let's find out what we learned from the republican weekend in new hampshire, or maybe what we didn't. brit hume is here again tonight. >> hi, bret. anyone hoping that the republican field may be narrowed or clarified this weekend may be disappointed today. nobody seemed to stand out nor did anyone commit some other damaging gaffe. the only poll out, since the event as you heard shows the field still tightly bunched with
jeb bush in the lead but he only has 20%. for all of the times that we political junkies have spent talking about this race, it's still very early and this contest is wide open. one more thing this is a strong field. there are seven present or former governors five sitting senators two, business leaders a renowned surgeon and u.s. ambassador. all are younger than hillary clinton and four of them are at least 20 years younger. those four by the way, are not the least experienced in the field despite their relative youth all four have held government offices for years. republican voters should be in no hurry to see this field narrow. it seems that one of these candidates represents a future of the party not just in 2016 but beyond. some conservatives make up their mind and my twitter feed suggests they have already written off some candidates. it would be wise to keep an open mind.
bret? >> i've noticed that twitter feed @brithume. >> what you've read of this book "clinton cash," what would you make of it and how much of a potential problem could this snb. >> well, even if the book establishes chronologically, a connection between gifts to the cloent foundation or speaking fees to bill clinton and adjustments, shifts, changes in hillary clinton's positions or actions as secretary of state, i think that's problematic for her. i think it will raise questions that she will have to answer and it may not prove easily answered and that could be one more piece of what you heard rand paul brand as luggage. not an inviting prospect for her. >> okay. thank you. who do you think is the most impressive in the republican field and let me know why.
twitter, @bretbaier or #specialreport. up next, a video of isis murdering murdering christians. in baltimore dozens marched from city hall to police head quarters to protest the death of an african-american man after his spine was nearly severed while in custody. police filed officials documents in court saying that freddie gray was arrested without force or incident. the mayor and top police officials are promising accountability. fox 11 in los angeles with the theft of a baby sea lion from an area beach. an expert from marine animal rescue says whoever did it could be in for a nasty surprise. sea lions have a bite ten times greater than a pitbull and stealing them, by the way, is a federal crime. and fox 8 from new orleans, the fifth anniversary of the bp oil spill in the gulf. millions of gallons of crude
six men from minnesota are facing terrorism charges for attempting to travel to syria to join isis. the men were arrested on sunday in minneapolis and san diego. >> what is remarkable about this case is that nothing stopped these defendants from pursing their goal. they never stopped plotting another way to get to syria to join isil. they were not confused young men. they were not easily influenced. these are focused men who are
intent on joining a terrorist organization. >> syria is home to somali immigrants who have been associated with attempts to join terror groups in the past. there is a renewed sense of revolume revolume revoltion. >> reporter: when asked about the latest isis execution video showing the beheading and shooting deaths of ethiopian christians president obama did not respond at the white house today. >> thank you. thank you so much. >> reporter: his spokesman later added -- >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms the brutal mass murder by isil-affiliated terrorists of what the murderers claim are ethiopian christians in libya. >> reporter: the increased isis presence in libya is a, quote, cause for concern along with the
training camps in libya. in afghanistan this weekend, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle killed 33 people wounding 100 in jalalabad. isis took responsibility. >> there are some situations in which we believe individuals claim a link to isil without a lot of credibility nearly because they sense a propaganda victory embedded in that claim. >> reporter: in iraq the government cited progress retaking the baiji oil refinery the country's largest oil refinery. >> once they have control of baiji, they will control all of their oil infrastructure both north and south and deny isil the ability to generate revenue through oil. >> isis is growing and they are growing ideologically. they are growing in libya in afghanistan. >> reporter: in erbil, an attack
that injured one american school teacher, in ra maud deemadi they continued to flee isis as the fighters over take the anbar province capital. >> translator: people continue to flee in droves over the past few twoo days because of fear and panic. >> they have released a couple of names deeming the name to be inappropriate at this time. bret? >> jennifer griffen live at the pentagon, thank you. still ahead, they saw a better life and what they got was no life at all. first, why two supreme court justices are being pressured to sit this one out.
now to an unusual story, two supreme court justices are being asked to remove themselves from debate over a highly controversial issue. correspondent shannon bream is us who and why. >> there are appeals to ginsburg and kagan calling on them to recuse themselves on next week's case, same-sex marriage. they are performed same-sex marriages where it is legal but when asked if she thought the country would have a tough time accepting a decision from the supreme court finding a constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry, ginsburg said that was, quote doubtful adding this. >> i think it would not take a lot of adjustment. >> legal analysts are divided about whether she went too far
for commenting when the case is pending and whether she has an obligation to sit this one out. >> the rule of law has been stampeded, stomped and evaded on this whole issue of same-sex marriage and when people are hell-bent to get a result, they will stop at nothing and i think that is what is happening here. >> many of the justices have given some suggestions but there is nothing on the record that would require any of them to recuse themselves in this particular case. >> reporter: under federal law, justices are asked to recuse themselves from any proceeding in which his impartiality would be questioned but only he or herself can make that judgment and so far in this case none of them have indicated they will recuse from what is expected to be a landmark case. bret? >> shannon, thank you. today's boston marathon went off without any problems amid the extremely high security. this was the second race since the bombing that killed three
and wounded hundreds in 2013. the race comes during a pause in the trial of dzhokhar tsarnaev who awaits a death sentence after his conviction earlier this month. the fbi is reportedly admitting its elite forensic examiners gave inaccurate testimony in hundreds of trials over two decades before the turn of the century. "the washington post" reports 26 of 28 examiners overstated forensic hair analysis which benefited the prosecution 95% of the time. "the post" says 268 trials have been reviewed so far including 32 death penalty cases in which 14 defendants have been executed or died in prison. big day on wall street today. the dow gained 209. the s & p 500 finished ahead and nasdaq was up 63. next up in "the grapevine" trying to get everyone aboard conair.
accomplices of poland and hungary and so many other places didn't do something evil. polish leaders were not happy about being included in that list. the prime minister called the comments unacceptable. the u.s. ambassador to poland was summoned to a meeting with leader who is demanded an apology. the state department walked the comments back. >> director comb me certainly did not intend to suggest otherwise or that poll land was responsible for the holocaust. >> customs enforcement prison transfer flights says the department could save more than $41 million by filling up it is planes.
i.c.e. air detained 3 million detainees over a three-year period. fill up the seats, take down the costs. i.c.e. says it could end up costing more in the long run but they will try to make sure the resources are effectively used. and in a north carolina man's obituary, "the family respectfully asks that you do not vote for hillary clinton in 2016. r.i.p. granddaddy." they say he was very passionate about politics and his son said it was a fitting tribute. "we know he's up there giggling right now". rescue crews are searching for more survivors for what could be the deadliest migrant tragedy ever. hundreds took to the sea to
escape unliveable conditions in the middle east and north africa and hundreds have lost their lives in the process. amy kellogg has details. >> reporter: as many as 900 refugees are believed to have drown sunday morning. reportedly hundreds had been locked in the hold by the human traffickers who arranged these dangerous voyages. they had already been drowning at nine times the rate as last year but the prime minister of malta called the weekend's tragedy a game-changer. >> translator: there is a new understanding that if europe does not cooperate and work as a team, it will mean that europe will be judged. history will judge europe in a very bad way. the way that europe was judged for closing its eyes over genocide. now a very bad event not that long ago. >> reporter: and in greece, another ship washed up and three died including a baby, as two other boats put out rescue calls
that european boaters had trouble meeting. they discussed responses to the crisis. >> that response has got to include targeting the criminals who are managing this traffic in human suffering. we've got to tackle them. we've got to work upstream in the countries from which these people are coming. we are determined to put an end to this. >> bret italy used to have a very costly search and rescue operation. that was scrapped last year and the eu implemented a much smaller one, in part to try to discourage so many migrants from making the dangerous voyage. but as we've seen, they have kept on trying. and so one of the things that was decided today by eu foreign ministers is that they need to beef that coast guard operation up again. they also want to, bret try to
intercept some of these boats and then destroy them. the rickity boats before more migrants get sucked into them and they want to somehow screen some of these would-be migrants before they get into boats at all. bret? >> amy kellogg in london, thank you. there will be a major march in johannesburg this week for south africans battling high unemployment. >> reporter: people are standing and watching and a man killed because he wasn't south african. there have been three arrests but this is the seventh killing in a week. it was here on this busy street in broad daylight that they came across this man, first one and then a second and then a third person attacked him. they knocked him to the ground
using a metal wrench and then with a knife stabbed him in the heart and left him in the trash. many south africans here want africans gone. up to 5 million immigrants have come to south africa looking for a work with a reported unemployment rate of 40%. in other african countries south africans themselves are having to flee after businesses and products have been threatened with boycott and attacked. in this refugee camp, some immigrants say they are ready to fight south africans. >> i'm ready to fight these people. >> reporter: nearby, striking a different chord, worshippers give away clothing and food. >> i'm here to help people. >> reporter: the province housing in johannesburg joined hundreds and others in a march. >> it's a crime against humanity. >> reporter: more than 20 years
country. >> i am not concerned about the statements emanating from iran. what we're focused on are the ongoing talks to resolve the technical details this of agreement. >> liars, trickery, that's not a concern to the administration. >> you cited some of the least offensive things that we've heard from iran in the last few weeks. >> so the negotiations continue on the nuclear front. meantime the u.s. is actively engaged in trying to stop iran from supplying the houthi rebels in yemen. some u.s. warships, the "uss theodore roosevelt" and "uss normandy" are joining eight other ships in the region in this mission to stop iranian vessels that might be carrying weapons to the houthi rebels. so what about all of this together? let's bring in our panel senior editor at national review and laura ingraham columnist with
"the hill." jonah, it's a convergence of a lot of things happening at once. >> yeah. there is a lot of stuff going on. i think sending the troops to intercept is a good signal and also a confusing one to the iranians these days because the president's negotiating tactic is sort of like coming out of a cab onto a car dipealership and saying i cannot leave this lot without a car. they will take the price up on youecause they know they've got you. obama has admitted that we are going to or at least hinted to in "the wall street journal," that we're going to give them $50 million sort of a signing bonus if they agree to this deal. that's close to 15% of iran's gdp. that is a big number. and that is a major sanctions relief. and i think it's going to create huge problems for this deal in congress because they were all promised that the sanctions would be lifted in coordination with compliance with the understanding of the framework and that's clearly not what is
happening. >> laura the president met with sheikh mohammed today and they have a real concern about the future of iran and its expansion efforts and that is not part of this nuclear negotiation. >> it's extremely confusing. of course, we were almost relying on iran to take on some of the heat off of us and the iraqi troops. their training is somewhat in question and resisting isis. so we're relying on them somewhat but then we're negotiating with them on the other hand and, as jonah pointed out, we're paying protection money. it's like paying the mob. we're going to give you 15% of our income this month. don't break our kneecaps. that's a difficult dynamic to keep up and in the end look, i think the obama administration is going to do whatever it can to avoid being a step closer to war. they don't want to go back to war in the middle east. then you see the pictures of iranian expansion and that's not
good either. so every option seems like a bad option here and republicans are going to be left with hillary probably coming out and saying well you might not have liked what we did but tell me how you're going to keep iran from getting a nuclear weapon. tell me your plans and i don't think i've heard a real plan. >> is that true? >> i think it's true. in the immediate sense, the visit from the crowned prince is very important. they are saying that iran is a destabilizing force and a threat not only to uae but neighboring countries in that reej andgion and we know that they are a major factor in what is going on inside iraq in terms of the fight against isis. so they are promoting the kind of sectarian fight between shia and sunni that is destabilizing the entire middle east. now we have these warships going in and the united states saying we apparently are not going to allow you to continue to supply
the houthi rebels in yemen. again, this is sort of a surrogate war being waged by the irans, against who, the crowned prince, against saudi arabia. they are sending in their own military force at the moment. the united states is going to have to make a decision there. i think in the way that it put jonah in a box to say, hey, so this is the right move. i think that's a good move says jonah. well, i'm not sure if that is a provocative move in terms of possibly forcing a war with eastern at this moment. >> i think it's probably a good move in the sense that obama has done almost everything he can to signal that while he says all options are on the table, he doesn't mean all options are on the table and when iran actually believed that there was a viable military option if sanctions didn't work, iran's behavior improved, at least at the margins. at least sending a signal to iran, maybe we will send
forces -- maybe america is willing to use force against iran. i think that's a good signal. i think stepping back a little bit, what has happened here -- and i'm convinced of this by a former nsc guy, iran is determined to be the regional and as he pulled out of the region he was going to let turkey do that and then the syria implosion ruined that and turkey went on to play and the problem with dropping iran too that into that role. >> the region is less stable that it was six years ago. bush destabilized it, saddam would have been better off -- the lid on the pot that was going to boil over. we know that argument. everywhere we turn here there's a rabbit hole. it's like the house of mirrors when you go to the carnival.
wait, iran is here but we need them to fight here. we're in a very difficult situation. maybe the best we can do is ask for warships because it sends a symbolic message but what do the warships mean? i'm trying to give some kudos to what you're saying and what jonah is saying. >> the gulf nation summit that the white house will hold the president will hold do you think these gulf nations are going to want something like a treaty that says if we get attack you guys protect us like an article a alliance in nato and how is that going to fly? >> well, i think that the united states would likely agree to that. the obama administration -- >> it would have to get through the senate. >> right. i think they would likely be the proponents on that. on the contrary the crowned prince was saying, are you opening the door to iran having nuclear weapons by signing a deal with them that has like a ten-year ticking time frame on it? and, of course, the president
thinks, are you guys joking? you can't stop iran from getting a nuclear bomb? >> and as you guys have talked about before the verification regime that is even being discussed in hypothetical terms, as far as i can tell, is meaningless. >> why is this administration -- i think you're right. i think obama thinks they are going to get a nuclear agreement and they can kick it down the road for a while but why is john kerry and this administration constantly talking about the iranians not wanting nuclear weapons? no serious person believes that and yet they are repeating this propaganda lie as a way to convince people that this is not that big of a deal. >> the ballistic missiles are just a show. next up did secretary of state hillary clinton trade favors for cash and how will her new campaign handle questions?
we're back into the political season and, therefore, we will be subjected to all kinds of distraction and attacks. and i'm ready for that the republicans seem to be talking only about me. i don't know what they talk about if i weren't in the race but i am in the race, and hopefully we will get on to the issues and i look forward to that. >> well, a few questions to secretary clinton in new hampshire as she continues her campaign. this new book is coming out called clinton cash by peter sweitzer. it's getting allotted of attention before its due date. we will see a pattern of financial transactions involving the clintons that occurred contemporaneous with favorable u.s. policy
decisions benefiting those providing the funds. during the years of clinton's service they have hundreds of large transactions. some of these transactions have put millions in their own pockets of the 13 bill clinton speeches that fetched 500,000 or more, only two occurred during the years his wife was not secretary of state. clinton campaign putting out just a short statement, twisted previously known facts into absurd conspiracy theaters not the first work of fiction about the clinton record and we know it's not the last. we have a special on this 10:00 p.m. friday. laura thoughts on this. >> hillary clinton at the beginning of the piece there, pretending to be almost a damsel in distress oh they are attacking me again. i was expecting the vast right wing conspiracy line to come out of her lips but it didn't. hillary clinton has not retreeld nor has bill the full extent of both donations from foreign individuals and foreign
governments that track their time in government and the time in which she was planning to run for president. they never went into private life and were completely in private life. they have always been plan to run hillary as president. so the idea of hillary being secretary of state and, of clinton foundation getting donations from groups and countries including those in the middle east that had a vested interest in turning policy a certain way. that goes to the very heart of the public's concern about corruption in government. they can't say this is about testimony, about a personal relationship. about an affair. this is about official u.s. policy. did policy change because of donations or promised donations? if this is not a legitimate topic in governance today, i don't know what is. peter sweitzer look forward to read the entire book. peter sweitzer may be about to unload what is the most explosive issue in this campaign to date. >> if it connects the dots, juan, what do you think it
means to the campaign? >> i think it would be damaging. this would be insulin peddling is the way i have been thinking about it. i not read the book. let's put that aside for a moment. what we do know by reporting by the "wall street journal," is that you have foreign governments making contributions to the foundation while she was secretary of state. they have now, the clintons have now peel that back. take contributions candidate, australia, the fact is they are still i will say having not seen the book. i don't want to just say that there is a quid pro quo when i don't know there is a quid pro quo. i'm going to have to be shown that quid pro quo. >> it's not just the foundation. big speeches $500,000. $750,000 per speech for bill clinton. sea good speaker but, jonah? >> i would give a great
speech for those numbers. i just want to be clear about that i thought it was very interesting when josh earnst the white house spokesman was asked about this. kept referring back to the memorandum of understanding between the white house and state department as if this sort is we had this clear understanding about these rules, all established. leaving out the fact that reuters, jonathan allen and others have reported that they violated the terms of that memorandum, you know, that the clintons did not divulge some of the stuff to be vetted by the administration. so, i mean, the memorandum itself was violated. second of all, i just for pure political deliciousness love that they are maneuvering themselves into the position of arguing that all of the proof that they are innocent of all of these charges were just tragically deleted from her server and if only those emails still existed she woulbe able to prove that none of this is true. that's sort of where they're ending up, and lastly her tactic, which is classic clinton tactic to say this stuff has happened before, it's old news. what they do is they
dissemmable or don't give full explanations or responses and then they claim that they have in the past they did so they don't have to revisit these things. i don't think people are going to buy it. >> lay it all out 10:00 p.m. eastern time friday night. you don't want to miss that that's it for the panel. stay tuned to see what's
university in chicago with the crowd looking on. [ laughter ] i've never seen anything like this on in my life. never seen anything this cool in my life. i don't know what they are doing in >> it is tuesday april 21st. a fox news lart. does the convicted bomber get the death penalty. a day after runners cross the
finish line away from tragedy and toward home. >> days after the campaign a new book reveal as parent bribery at the hands of the former secretary of state. >> we subjected to all kinds of distractions and attack. i am ready for that. >> hillary dodges the question more potential bombshells could be coming. >> a major recall for dessert fans. the decision that will have millions checking the freezer this morning. "fox & friends first" starts right now. >> good morning to you. you are watching "fox & friends first". it is tuesday morning. >> thank you for starting your day with us. i am heather childers. let's begin with the fox news alert. life or death for convicted killer dzhokhar tsarnaev. hours from now the penalty phase
of the boss to go bombing trial begins. >> the sentencing phase could last beaks as the jury sees if they should receive life. they present the case as the plea for jurors to spare tsarnaev's life. tsarnaev was 19 years old when the bombing took place. the brother was the more radicalized that were used. prosecutors are expected to argue tsarnaev along with his older brother display cruel and hannis crimes causing injury and death. some are leaning towards life in prison are urging prosecutors to spare tsarnaev's life. a married couple to lost